New York Times proclaims Frankie A. Soto is a “FORCE”. A national touring & Spoken Word Poet & Author of a Weed in a Garden of Extraordinary Flowers & Forever is not enough. Using a powerful presence & unique visual storytelling style he engages his audience to walk in the shoes of the poem, not just be spectators to the words. “There was nothing “Hidden” in Hidden Legacy’s performance. He captured the audience with his presence before he even touched the microphone, but when he did, it was story-telling at its best” says Reina Thomas of Kenyon College, Ohio
“Unquestionably one of the best touring gigs going right now in the business” raves Zachary Kluckman, Editor of the highly successful & long standing THE PEDESTAL MAGAZINE. Revealing all from language difficulties as a Spanglish speaking kid in a Puerto Rican home to the imagery and chaos of a school shooting, this Artist brings a comical undertone among the intensity of HIV, Cultural, Racial and Political & Social issues that challenges each listener to question and explore their own thought process deeper.
This artist has rocked the mic to standing ovations @ University of Illinois-IL, Virginia Tech University-VA, DePaul University-Illinois,, Stony Brook University-NY, Columbia University-NY, Utah State University-UT, New Mexico University-NM, Mesa State- Colorado, Grand Valley University-Michigan, William Paterson University-NJ, Wheaton College-MA, Suffolk College-NY, Dowling College-NY, Kenyon College-Ohio, Denison University- Ohio, University of Dubuque-Iowa, Georgia Tech-GA, University of South Dakota, St. Mary College of Maryland, Philadelphia University, Lawrence University-Wisconsin, University of Kansas, Pittsburg State University-Kansas, Baldwin Wallace University-Ohio, Knox College-Illinois, Central Pennsylvania College-PA, Lynchburg College-VA and many more. Frankie Soto is an ambassador for Fighting Cancer with Poetry Non for profit organization & on the Board of Directors for Heart of Music Org for Heart Disease with ties to several other non for profit organizations. Frankie has been featured in magazines in the US & CANADA, been published for Alzheimer’s, Autism, Cancer and his HIV poem/video was nominated & premiered at Atlantas A3C Hip Hop Film Festival as only poet to be nominated.
Stay Tuned for more updates in 2015-16. For more information on this artist contact him at 516-810-2535 or visit his site www.hiddenlegacy.org